Western Illinois University, Sociology and Anthropology Department
Sociology and Anthropology Department Morgan Hall 404 Macomb IL UNITED STATES
Email anthro-g@gmail.com
Email 2 N-Hartnett@wiu.edu
General Description / Special Programs

Students can pursue a major or minor in Anthropology in the classroom, online, or using a combination of traditional and online classes. Anthropology draws upon the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences to answer compelling questions about humankind. Today’s world is changing and shrinking. An informed understanding of cultural, biological, and linguistic similarities and differences and their connection to the human past is central to almost any career. Students have the opportunity to concentrate their coursework in one of the four major subfields: cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Our program places special emphasis on the environment. You can pursue a focus in an interdisciplinary track with another major or minor. Of the 120 credits you need to graduate, you must earn 33 credits in anthropology coursework. Through in-depth skills development in research, data management, critical thinking, and collaboration, WIU Anthropology graduates will have a global education in a discipline that combines sciences and the humanities. We offer an archaeology field school as well as short-term study abroad courses to Germany and Puerto Rico. For more information you can email the  anthropology faculty at anthro-g@wiu.edu or our advisor Niall Hartnett at N-Hartnett@wiu.edu. Learn more about the department by visiting wiu.edu/cas/anthropology.

Read More Read Less
Tuition Info
For tuition and fellowship information see: www.wiu.edu/admissions/next/
Degrees Offered Anthropology BA: Online or on Campus
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
The requirements for a BA (Online or on Campus) in Anthropology are: ANTH 110: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology ANTH 111: Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology ANTH 380 (EDS 440): Language and Culture ANTH 419: Anthropological Theory Two courses in the directed electives (either ANTH 249: Native American Cultures or ANTH 201: World Culture Regions; and either ANTH 305: Applied Anthropological Methods, ANTH 310: Physical Anthropology Methods, ANTH 325: Archaeology Lab Methods, or ANTH 326: Archaeological Field Methods). Four courses of anthropology electives.
Experience Offered
Field Work
Other Degree Field Areas
Environmental Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>Anthropology 494: Internship. 3 credit hours. Supervised applied experience in occupationally related area. Seminars and written reports required. Prerequisites: approval of department chairperson and junior or senior status.</p>
Program Details
Certs Offered 0
Employees1 to 25
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: <p>Information about our online BA in Anthropology can be viewed at: http://www.wiu.edu/academics/majors/arts_and_sciences/anthropology.php Information at online learning at WIU can be viewed at: http://www.wiu.edu/academics/?loc=online</p>
Application Deadlines
Contact WIU's Office of Admissions for application details: www.wiu.edu/admissions/
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Western Anthropology and Sociology Club (WASC). The WASC of Western Illinois University is comprised of numerous students enrolled in the program and offers monthly events and activities such as film nights, field trips, flintknapping and experimental ceramics, archery and atlatl events, job-hunting, resume-writing, and interview preparation workshops.
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0